Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) Shareholders Approve Substantial Capital Increase Demonstrating Adequate Support to its Strategic Growth Plans

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The Governors approved a 150 percent increase in the authorized capital of ICIEC to make it ID 1 billion (about USD 1.35 billion), the largest in its history

CAIRO, Egypt: The Board of Governors of the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) (http://ICIEC.IsDB.org) approved ID 600 million (about USD 805 million) increase in capital for the foremost Shariah-compliant multilateral insurer during its 29th Annual Meeting held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on 4th June 2022.

The Governors approved a 150 percent increase in the authorized capital of ICIEC to make it ID 1 billion (about USD 1.35 billion), the largest in its history. Based on the approval, the subscribed capital is targeted to be increased by 168% from ID 297 million (about USD 398 million) to ID 797 million (about USD 1.08 billion). In addition, a special share class comprising ID 100 million (about USD 135 million) of the increased capital has been allocated for subscription by financial institutions owned by the member states of ICIEC.

The ICIEC Board of Governors Meeting was held during the 47th Annual Meetings of the IsDB Group between 1-4 June 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, during which the Board also approved the Corporation’s 2021 Annual Report and audited Financial Statements.

The capital increase approval underscores the strong support enjoyed by ICIEC from its member states and an endorsement of its strategic growth plans in delivering the objectives of sustainable development to its member states. Moreover, the approval highlights the diversification of capital resources, with the inclusion of financial institutions, while prioritizing its mandate to member states.

According to ICIEC CEO, Mr. Oussama Kaissi, “Capital is important for a multilateral insurer because it determines our ability to underwrite more business and boost reinsurance capacity to support our member states. The Chairman of the ICIEC Board of Directors, Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser, and the entire Board have been tremendously supportive of ICIEC management. The Board recognized the need to increase the capital of ICIEC in order to continue to carry out its developmental mandate effectively. Furthermore, this capital increase will scale up ICIEC’s financial strength, enhance its loss-bearing equity resources, improve competitive position in the market and internal capital generation capacity-thus strengthening its credit fundamentals.”

Despite a challenging year worsened by the global economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, ICIEC reported business insured totaling US$9.8 billion in 2021. ICIEC’s 2021 business environment was marked by unprecedented risks, shifting priorities, and the COVID-19 response initiatives of the IsDB Group.

Despite the impact of the pandemic on insurance operations and the steep decline in market rates of treasury investment, Corporate Net-Results for 2021 stood strong at a US$ 9.3 million surplus equivalent to 182 percent achievement of the Business Plan target for the year.

PS: ID = Islamic Dinar, the unit of accounting of the IsDB Group
One ID = One SDR (Special Drawing Right) of the International Monetary Fund)
One SDR = US$1.34 at 7 June 2022       One ID = US$1.34

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC).

About ICIEC:
ICIEC was established in 1994 to promote intra-OIC trade and investments by providing Shariah-compliant risk mitigation tools and financial solutions. ICIEC is uniquely the largest Shariah-compliant multilateral insurer in the world. It has led from the front in delivering a comprehensive suite of solutions to businesses and projects in its 48 Member States, including trade credit insurance products. and investment insurance products.  Cumulatively, ICIEC has insured more than US$ 83.3bn in trade and investment since its inception, of which US$66.13 billion was for supporting the trade of Member States, and US$17.18 billion for foreign direct investment (FDI) flows into the Member States. ICIEC has provided insurance cover for entities in 48 Member States, enhancing their prosperity, development, and economic diversification.

For the 14th consecutive year, ICIEC earned an “Aa3” insurance financial strength credit rating from Moody’s, ranking the Corporation among the top of the Credit and Political Risk Insurance (CPRI) Industry. ICIEC’s resilience is underpinned by its sound underwriting, reinsurance, and risk management policies and practices.